APB weathers (another) GTA V launch

    
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This is the reboot, which did all right for itself. No, I don't know how that happened.

I feel kinda bad for APB Reloaded given that it’s had to weather not one but two launches of GTA V, first on consoles in 2013 and more recently last month as Rockstar brought the number one selling video game of all time to the PC.

Perhaps I shouldn’t feel bad, though, since GamersFirst’s latest blog post claims that a “slew of new players found APB during this heightened interest in urban city combat.” The post also features a development roadmap which runs through August of 2015 and which includes everything from an engine revamp to new matchmaking to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches. GamersFirst qualifies that last bit with a nod to the onerous process of obtaining approval from Microsoft and Sony before going live.

“As soon as the formal launch date has been finalized, our publisher will be sharing that information through their channels,” the post explains.

[Source: Blog post. Thanks Byron!]

 

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adamph1974
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adamph1974

SaloMaya APB, the soccer mom laptop version of GTA.

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

APB: Reloading was a really great game when I played it. Except for the fact that I, and my friends, were pretty much the only people on the server not running ‘immune to bullets’ cheat mods.
A year after we quit playing I went on the APB forums and asked if the devs had managed to get the cheating under control. The multitude of ‘no’ and ‘hell no!’ responses that I got before the mods locked the thread convinced me to not bother trying the game again.

zyrusticae
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zyrusticae

dirtyklingon zyrusticae zenaphex Well, I inherently disagree.
Saints Row at least has weight and breast/dick sliders (the latter for comic value more than anything else, but still). Soul Calibur, Dragon’s Dogma, APB, The Sims – hell, even Skyrim has body sliders thanks to modder ingenuity, and shockingly enough those sliders can be applied to clothing and armor as well, and that’s stuff being made entirely on the free time of hobbyists. And it’s basically become mandatory in Korean MMORPGs, Archeage notwithstanding. 
Even just a basic weight slider (with an accessory breast slider) would be enough for me. Though, in truth, I wouldn’t even care as long as they didn’t make my character’s boobs look HUGE in any outfit she wears which completely kills it for me. It’s very obnoxious and speaks to me to a desire to make sure any female character looks obviously female even when it’s completely unnecessary to do so. Bleh.

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

KenAddeh Ket_Viliano Damonvile Tizmah1 SaloMaya Trevor the Proto-Hipster. Another session in GTA V which absolutely destroyed me.

Dookii
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Dookii

SaloMaya I would settle with people with a low/Below average IQ that play APB.

Palamah
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Palamah

To be picky, haven’t there actually been 3 launches of GTA V, and not 2? There was also the PS4/XBone launch at the end of last year as well…

KenAddeh
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KenAddeh

APB is good, but to be honest GTA has a LOT going for it – besides not having weapons expire over a period of time, or a “premium” feature for account and weapons. It may weather the storm now, but if Rockstar do more heists, add more missions and more customisation over the next year or two then we could see APB’s numbers start thinning out.

KenAddeh
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KenAddeh

Ket_Viliano Damonvile Tizmah1 SaloMaya Funnily enough, there’s a conversation with Trevor and Micheal in GTA V about Trevor being a hipster. :P

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Damonvile Tizmah1 SaloMaya  Hipsters. *spits* I have always hated hipsters. I was hating on hipsters, before hating hipsters was cool. :P

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

While I think the original plans for APB were much grander (zombie/angry pedestrian modes etc), Gamersfirst has done a pretty decent job with the game.

Not the best game, but it’s totally worth a run.